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RDA Northern Territory

Qualifications

34,787 people in the RDA Northern Territory had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Employment Status, Income and Occupation, the RDA Northern Territory's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area and identify skill gaps in the labour market.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
RDA Northern Territory - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree24,15614.817.217,76212.414.9+6,394
Advanced Diploma or Diploma10,6316.57.58,3945.96.9+2,237
Vocational30,78918.920.524,61117.219.4+6,178
No qualification70,81843.538.368,20147.542.3+2,617
Not stated26,36716.216.524,50517.116.5+1,862

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Greater Darwin: 16.5% No qualification, Greater Darwin: 38.3% Vocational, Greater Darwin: 20.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Darwin: 7.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Darwin: 17.2% Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 16.2% No qualification, RDA Northern Territory: 43.5% Vocational, RDA Northern Territory: 18.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Northern Territory: 6.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, RDA Northern Territory: 14.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: +1,862 No qualification, RDA Northern Territory: +2,617 Vocational, RDA Northern Territory: +6,178 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Northern Territory: +2,237 Bachelor or Higher degree, RDA Northern Territory: +6,394
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 40.3% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 43.5% had no qualifications, compared with 45.2% and 38.3% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the RDA Northern Territory and Greater Darwin were:

  • A larger percentage of persons with No qualifications (43.5% compared to 38.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.8% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Vocational qualifications (18.9% compared to 20.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the RDA Northern Territory between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+6,394 persons)
  • Vocational qualifications (+6,178 persons)
  • No qualifications (+2,617 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,237 persons)
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